Eric S.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • computer engineering major; Certificate in Innovation, Product Design, and Entrepreneurship
  • High achievement in PHYS 0110 and 0111
  • High achievement in PHYS 0174 (with Dr. Busche)
  • High achievement in PHYS 0175 (with Dr. Busche)

Research Interests

Courses supported: PHYS 0110, PHYS 0111, PHYS 0174, PHYS 0175 (non-calc versions of 174 & 175)
Post-graduation goal: Pursue a Master's degree in robotics engineering.

Area of Study

Physics

Tutoring Course numbers

PHYS 0110
PHYS 0111
PHYS 0174
PHYS 0175

Post- Graduation Plan

Graduate School

Why did you become a tutor? 
Last year, I had a lot of my floormates in my residence hall ask me for assistance with problems or explanations in many different subjects. I really enjoyed helping them and getting them to that "a-ha" moment. I figured there many more students outside of my floor that may need assistance so I became a tutor so I could help others, meet new people, and make new connections.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor?  
One of my favorite things about physics is that having a good understanding of it allows one to really understand how the world works. For example, in electricity and magnetism, two simple ideas can tell you how a railgun operates.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor?  
I have two important tips: One is keep up with the homework and read the textbook. Each topic builds off the previous one so it's imperative to not fall behind. My second tip is to pay attention to and learn the units. You can easily identify mathematical errors using units alone.

Why should students come to Study Lab? 
Students can only benefit from extra studying; there's no reason not to come! Additionally, sometimes while studying you might run across a topic that you don't understand. It's super beneficial if you can get immediate help from someone around you!